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Corporate Treasurers

ANZSCO ID 221212

Overview

All Auditors, Company Secretaries and Corporate Treasurers

  • $1,916 Weekly Pay
  • Strong Future Growth

Corporate Treasurers

  • 2,700 workers Employment Size
  • Very high skill Skill level rating
  • 92% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 45 hours Average full-time
  • 39 years Average age
  • 40% female Gender Share

Corporate Treasurers manage corporate funding, liquidity and financial risk associated with the profitable development and operation of an organisation. They may be involved in acquisitions, disposals and joint ventures.

You usually need a bachelor degree in commerce or business administration to work as a Corporate Treasurer. It is also common to complete postgraduate studies.

Tasks
  • Controls treasury and treasury systems and establishes and reviews risk management objectives and treasury policies.
  • Identifies, manages and reports on financial risks.
  • Assists with equity management, debt management, securities and taxation planning issues.
  • Collects, analyses and interprets information on the financial standing, cost structures and trading effectiveness of organisations.

Prospects

Pathways

You usually need a bachelor degree in commerce or business administration to work as a Corporate Treasurer. It is also common to complete postgraduate studies.

Before starting a course, check it will provide you with the skills and qualifications you need. Visit

  • Course Seeker to search and compare higher education courses.
  • ComparED to compare undergraduate and postgraduate student experiences and outcomes.

Skills & Knowledge

Employers look for Auditors, Company Secretaries and Corporate Treasurers who have strong attention to detail, are organised and work independently.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Economics and accounting

    89% Skill level

    Economics and accounting, the financial markets, banking and checking and reporting of financial data.

  2. Administration and management

    85% Skill level

    Business principles involved in strategic planning, leadership, and coordinating people and resources.

  3. Mathematics

    73% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  4. Personnel and human resources

    63% Skill level

    Recruiting and training people, managing pay and other entitlements (like sick leave), and negotiating pay and conditions.

  5. English language

    61% Skill level

    English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

  6. Computers and electronics

    60% Skill level

    Circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.

  7. Law and government

    54% Skill level

    How our laws and courts work. Government rules and regulations, and the political system.

  8. Customer and personal service

    51% Skill level

    Understanding customer needs, providing good quality service, and measuring customer satisfaction.

  9. Clerical

    48% Skill level

    Word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office work.

  10. Education and training

    48% Skill level

    Curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.

  11. Psychology

    41% Skill level

    Human behaviour; differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; research methods; assessing and treating disorders.

  12. Production and processing

    34% Skill level

    Raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and ways of making and distributing goods.

  13. Communications and media

    31% Skill level

    Media production, communication, and dissemination. Includes written, spoken, and visual media.

  14. Sales and marketing

    28% Skill level

    Showing, promoting, and selling including marketing strategy, product demonstration, sales techniques, and sales control systems.

  15. Sociology and anthropology

    28% Skill level

    Group behaviour and dynamics, societal trends and influences, human migrations, ethnicity, cultures and their history and origins.

  16. Public safety and security

    27% Skill level

    Use of equipment, rules and ideas to protect people, data, property, and institutions.

  17. Telecommunications

    21% Skill level

    Transmission, broadcasting, switching, control, and operation of telecommunications systems.

  18. Transportation

    19% Skill level

    Moving people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road.

  19. Therapy and counselling

    18% Skill level

    Diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of physical and mental dysfunctions, and career counselling and guidance.

  20. Medicine and dentistry

    13% Skill level

    Diagnose and treat human injuries, diseases, and deformities, including preventive health-care measures.

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Management of financial resources

    75% Skill level

    Figuring out how money is needed to do something, and keeping track of the money that's being spent.

  2. Critical thinking

    64% Skill level

    Thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem.

  3. Judgment and decision making

    64% Skill level

    Figuring out the pros and cons of different options and choosing the best one.

  4. Systems analysis

    63% Skill level

    Figuring out how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect it.

  5. Active learning

    61% Skill level

    Being able to use what you have learnt to solve problems now and again in the future.

  6. Active listening

    61% Skill level

    Listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions.

  7. Reading comprehension

    61% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  8. Monitoring

    61% Skill level

    Keeping track of how well work is progressing so you can make changes or improvements.

  9. Complex problem solving

    59% Skill level

    Noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it.

  10. Mathematics

    59% Skill level

    Using maths to solve problems.

  11. Speaking

    59% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  12. Systems evaluation

    59% Skill level

    Measuring how well a system is working and how to improve it.

  13. Time management

    57% Skill level

    Managing your own and other peoples' time to get work done.

  14. Writing

    57% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  15. Coordination with others

    54% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  16. Management of personnel resources

    54% Skill level

    Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, and choosing the best people for the job.

  17. Persuasion

    54% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  18. Social perceptiveness

    52% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  19. Learning strategies

    48% Skill level

    Figuring out the best way to teach or learn something new.

  20. Negotiation

    46% Skill level

    Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Problem spotting

    68% Skill level

    Notice when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong, even if you can't solve the problem.

  2. Oral expression

    66% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  3. Deductive reasoning

    64% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  4. Working with numbers

    63% Skill level

    Add, subtract, multiply, or divide.

  5. Written comprehension

    63% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  6. Mathematics

    61% Skill level

    Choose the right maths method or formula to solve a problem.

  7. Near vision

    61% Skill level

    See details that are up-close (within a few feet).

  8. Oral comprehension

    61% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  9. Inductive reasoning

    59% Skill level

    Use lots of detailed information to come up with answers or make general rules.

  10. Written expression

    59% Skill level

    Write in a way that people can understand.

  11. Sorting or ordering

    55% Skill level

    Order or arrange things in a pattern or sequence (e.g., numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).

  12. Speech clarity

    54% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  13. Speech recognition

    54% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  14. Categorising

    52% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  15. Brainstorming

    52% Skill level

    Come up with a number of ideas about a topic, even if the ideas aren't very good.

  16. Originality

    48% Skill level

    Come up with unusual or clever ideas, or creative ways to solve a problem.

  17. Flexibility of closure

    45% Skill level

    See a pattern (a figure, object, word, or sound) hidden in other distracting material.

  18. Speed of recognition

    45% Skill level

    Quickly make sense of and organize things you can see like letters, numbers, pictures, or other things.

  19. Far vision

    43% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

  20. Perceptual speed

    43% Skill level

    Use your eyes to quickly compare groups of letters, numbers, pictures, or other things.

Activities

These are kinds of activities workers regularly do in this job.

  1. Making decisions and solving problems

    87% Skill level

    Using information to work out the best solution and solve problems.

  2. Managing payments and orders

    82% Skill level

    Monitoring and controlling resources and the spending of money.

  3. Making sense of information and ideas

    80% Skill level

    Looking at, working with, and understanding data or information.

  4. Planning and prioritising work

    79% Skill level

    Deciding on goals and putting together a detailed plan to get the work done.

  5. Communicating within a team

    78% Skill level

    Giving information to co-workers by telephone, in writing, or in person.

  6. Giving expert advice

    78% Skill level

    Providing guidance and expert advice to management or other groups.

  7. Building good relationships

    78% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  8. Guiding and directing staff

    78% Skill level

    Guiding and directing staff, including setting and monitoring performance standards.

  9. Collecting and organising information

    77% Skill level

    Compiling, coding, categorizing, calculating, tabulating, auditing, or checking information or data.

  10. Coming up with systems and processes

    76% Skill level

    Deciding on goals and figuring out what you need to do to achieve them.

  11. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    76% Skill level

    Keeping up-to-date with technology and new ideas.

  12. Researching and investigating

    75% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  13. Communicating with the public

    71% Skill level

    Giving information to the public, business or government by telephone, in writing, or in person.

  14. Coaching and developing others

    70% Skill level

    Working out the needs of others and coaching, mentoring, or helping them to improve.

  15. Checking compliance with standards

    68% Skill level

    Deciding whether events or processes comply with laws, regulations, or standards.

  16. Leading and encouraging a team

    66% Skill level

    Encouraging and building trust, respect, and cooperation among team members.

  17. Looking for changes over time

    66% Skill level

    Comparing objects, actions, or events. Looking for differences between them or changes over time.

  18. Thinking creatively

    65% Skill level

    Using your own ideas for developing, designing, or creating something new.

  19. Explaining things to people

    61% Skill level

    Helping people to understand and use information.

  20. Working with computers

    58% Skill level

    Using computers to program, write software, set up functions, enter data, or process information.

Occupational Information Network
O*NET is a trademark of the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.
The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 11-3031.01 - Treasurers and Controllers.

Work Environment

Learn about the daily activities, and physical and social demands faced by workers. Explore the values and work styles that workers rate as most important.

Filter Work Environment

Demands

The physical and social demands workers face most often are shown below.

  1. Indoors, heat controlled

    100% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  2. Electronic mail

    99% Important

    Use electronic mail.

  3. Telephone

    99% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  4. Face-to-face discussions

    99% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  5. Spend time sitting

    93% Important

    Spend time sitting at work.

  6. Being exact or accurate

    91% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  7. Freedom to make decisions

    89% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  8. Unstructured work

    88% Important

    Have freedom to decide on tasks, priorities, and goals.

  9. Teamwork

    87% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  10. Contact with people

    85% Important

    Have contact with people by telephone, face-to-face, or any other way.

  11. Impact of decisions

    85% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  12. Frequent decision making

    83% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  13. Letters and memos

    83% Important

    Write letters and memos.

  14. Time pressure

    83% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  15. Responsible for outcomes

    83% Important

    Take responsibility for the results of other people's work.

  16. Lead or coordinate a team

    79% Important

    Lead others to do work activities.

  17. Competition

    75% Important

    Compete with others, or be aware of competitive pressures.

  18. Repeating same tasks

    67% Important

    Repeat the same tasks or activities (e.g., key entry) over and over, without stopping.

  19. Contact with the public

    63% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

  20. Conflict situations

    61% Important

    Deal with conflict or disagreements.

Values

Work values are important to a person’s feeling of satisfaction. All six values are shown below.

  1. Working conditions

    83% Important

    Job security and good working conditions. There is usually a steady flow of interesting work, and the pay and conditions are generally good.

  2. Achievement

    81% Important

    Results oriented. Workers are able to use their strongest abilities, giving them a feeling of accomplishment.

  3. Independence

    81% Important

    Work alone and make decisions. Workers are able to try out their own ideas, make decisions on their own, and work with little or no supervision.

  4. Support

    76% Important

    Supportive management that stands behind employees. Workers are treated fairly by their company, they are supported by management, and have supervisors who train them well.

  5. Recognition

    71% Important

    Advancement and the potential to lead. Workers are recognised for the work that they do, they may give directions and instructions to others, and they are looked up to in their company and their community.

  6. Relationships

    57% Important

    Serve and work with others. Workers usually get along well with each other, do things to help other people, and are rarely pressured to do things that go against their sense of right and wrong.

Interests

Interests are the style or type of work we prefer to do. All interest areas are shown below.

  1. Administrative

    100% Important

    Following set procedures and routines. Working with numbers and details more than with ideas, usually following rules.

  2. Enterprising

    86% Important

    Starting up and carrying out projects. Leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes require risk taking and often deal with business.

  3. Analytical

    38% Important

    Ideas and thinking. Searching for facts and figuring out problems in your head.

  4. Helping

    38% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

  5. Practical

    24% Important

    Practical, hands-on work. Often with plants and animals, or materials like wood, tools, and machinery.

  6. Creative

    14% Important

    Working with forms, designs and patterns. Often need self-expression and can be done without following rules.

Occupational Information Network
O*NET is a trademark of the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.
The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 11-3031.01 - Treasurers and Controllers.

All Auditors, Company Secretaries and Corporate Treasurers

  • $1,916 Weekly Pay
  • Strong Future Growth

Corporate Treasurers

  • 2,700 workers Employment Size
  • Very high skill Skill level rating
  • 92% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 45 hours Average full-time
  • 39 years Average age
  • 40% female Gender Share

Corporate Treasurers manage corporate funding, liquidity and financial risk associated with the profitable development and operation of an organisation. They may be involved in acquisitions, disposals and joint ventures.

You usually need a bachelor degree in commerce or business administration to work as a Corporate Treasurer. It is also common to complete postgraduate studies.

Tasks
  • Controls treasury and treasury systems and establishes and reviews risk management objectives and treasury policies.
  • Identifies, manages and reports on financial risks.
  • Assists with equity management, debt management, securities and taxation planning issues.
  • Collects, analyses and interprets information on the financial standing, cost structures and trading effectiveness of organisations.

You usually need a bachelor degree in commerce or business administration to work as a Corporate Treasurer. It is also common to complete postgraduate studies.

Before starting a course, check it will provide you with the skills and qualifications you need. Visit

  • Course Seeker to search and compare higher education courses.
  • ComparED to compare undergraduate and postgraduate student experiences and outcomes.

Employers look for Auditors, Company Secretaries and Corporate Treasurers who have strong attention to detail, are organised and work independently.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Economics and accounting

    89% Skill level

    Economics and accounting, the financial markets, banking and checking and reporting of financial data.

  2. Administration and management

    85% Skill level

    Business principles involved in strategic planning, leadership, and coordinating people and resources.

  3. Mathematics

    73% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  4. Personnel and human resources

    63% Skill level

    Recruiting and training people, managing pay and other entitlements (like sick leave), and negotiating pay and conditions.

  5. English language

    61% Skill level

    English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

  6. Computers and electronics

    60% Skill level

    Circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.

  7. Law and government

    54% Skill level

    How our laws and courts work. Government rules and regulations, and the political system.

  8. Customer and personal service

    51% Skill level

    Understanding customer needs, providing good quality service, and measuring customer satisfaction.

  9. Clerical

    48% Skill level

    Word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office work.

  10. Education and training

    48% Skill level

    Curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.

  11. Psychology

    41% Skill level

    Human behaviour; differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; research methods; assessing and treating disorders.

  12. Production and processing

    34% Skill level

    Raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and ways of making and distributing goods.

  13. Communications and media

    31% Skill level

    Media production, communication, and dissemination. Includes written, spoken, and visual media.

  14. Sales and marketing

    28% Skill level

    Showing, promoting, and selling including marketing strategy, product demonstration, sales techniques, and sales control systems.

  15. Sociology and anthropology

    28% Skill level

    Group behaviour and dynamics, societal trends and influences, human migrations, ethnicity, cultures and their history and origins.

  16. Public safety and security

    27% Skill level

    Use of equipment, rules and ideas to protect people, data, property, and institutions.

  17. Telecommunications

    21% Skill level

    Transmission, broadcasting, switching, control, and operation of telecommunications systems.

  18. Transportation

    19% Skill level

    Moving people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road.

  19. Therapy and counselling

    18% Skill level

    Diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of physical and mental dysfunctions, and career counselling and guidance.

  20. Medicine and dentistry

    13% Skill level

    Diagnose and treat human injuries, diseases, and deformities, including preventive health-care measures.

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Management of financial resources

    75% Skill level

    Figuring out how money is needed to do something, and keeping track of the money that's being spent.

  2. Critical thinking

    64% Skill level

    Thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem.

  3. Judgment and decision making

    64% Skill level

    Figuring out the pros and cons of different options and choosing the best one.

  4. Systems analysis

    63% Skill level

    Figuring out how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect it.

  5. Active learning

    61% Skill level

    Being able to use what you have learnt to solve problems now and again in the future.

  6. Active listening

    61% Skill level

    Listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions.

  7. Reading comprehension

    61% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  8. Monitoring

    61% Skill level

    Keeping track of how well work is progressing so you can make changes or improvements.

  9. Complex problem solving

    59% Skill level

    Noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it.

  10. Mathematics

    59% Skill level

    Using maths to solve problems.

  11. Speaking

    59% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  12. Systems evaluation

    59% Skill level

    Measuring how well a system is working and how to improve it.

  13. Time management

    57% Skill level

    Managing your own and other peoples' time to get work done.

  14. Writing

    57% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  15. Coordination with others

    54% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  16. Management of personnel resources

    54% Skill level

    Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, and choosing the best people for the job.

  17. Persuasion

    54% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  18. Social perceptiveness

    52% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  19. Learning strategies

    48% Skill level

    Figuring out the best way to teach or learn something new.

  20. Negotiation

    46% Skill level

    Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Problem spotting

    68% Skill level

    Notice when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong, even if you can't solve the problem.

  2. Oral expression

    66% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  3. Deductive reasoning

    64% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  4. Working with numbers

    63% Skill level

    Add, subtract, multiply, or divide.

  5. Written comprehension

    63% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  6. Mathematics

    61% Skill level

    Choose the right maths method or formula to solve a problem.

  7. Near vision

    61% Skill level

    See details that are up-close (within a few feet).

  8. Oral comprehension

    61% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  9. Inductive reasoning

    59% Skill level

    Use lots of detailed information to come up with answers or make general rules.

  10. Written expression

    59% Skill level

    Write in a way that people can understand.

  11. Sorting or ordering

    55% Skill level

    Order or arrange things in a pattern or sequence (e.g., numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).

  12. Speech clarity

    54% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  13. Speech recognition

    54% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  14. Categorising

    52% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  15. Brainstorming

    52% Skill level

    Come up with a number of ideas about a topic, even if the ideas aren't very good.

  16. Originality

    48% Skill level

    Come up with unusual or clever ideas, or creative ways to solve a problem.

  17. Flexibility of closure

    45% Skill level

    See a pattern (a figure, object, word, or sound) hidden in other distracting material.

  18. Speed of recognition

    45% Skill level

    Quickly make sense of and organize things you can see like letters, numbers, pictures, or other things.

  19. Far vision

    43% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

  20. Perceptual speed

    43% Skill level

    Use your eyes to quickly compare groups of letters, numbers, pictures, or other things.

Activities

These are kinds of activities workers regularly do in this job.

  1. Making decisions and solving problems

    87% Skill level

    Using information to work out the best solution and solve problems.

  2. Managing payments and orders

    82% Skill level

    Monitoring and controlling resources and the spending of money.

  3. Making sense of information and ideas

    80% Skill level

    Looking at, working with, and understanding data or information.

  4. Planning and prioritising work

    79% Skill level

    Deciding on goals and putting together a detailed plan to get the work done.

  5. Communicating within a team

    78% Skill level

    Giving information to co-workers by telephone, in writing, or in person.

  6. Giving expert advice

    78% Skill level

    Providing guidance and expert advice to management or other groups.

  7. Building good relationships

    78% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  8. Guiding and directing staff

    78% Skill level

    Guiding and directing staff, including setting and monitoring performance standards.

  9. Collecting and organising information

    77% Skill level

    Compiling, coding, categorizing, calculating, tabulating, auditing, or checking information or data.

  10. Coming up with systems and processes

    76% Skill level

    Deciding on goals and figuring out what you need to do to achieve them.

  11. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    76% Skill level

    Keeping up-to-date with technology and new ideas.

  12. Researching and investigating

    75% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  13. Communicating with the public

    71% Skill level

    Giving information to the public, business or government by telephone, in writing, or in person.

  14. Coaching and developing others

    70% Skill level

    Working out the needs of others and coaching, mentoring, or helping them to improve.

  15. Checking compliance with standards

    68% Skill level

    Deciding whether events or processes comply with laws, regulations, or standards.

  16. Leading and encouraging a team

    66% Skill level

    Encouraging and building trust, respect, and cooperation among team members.

  17. Looking for changes over time

    66% Skill level

    Comparing objects, actions, or events. Looking for differences between them or changes over time.

  18. Thinking creatively

    65% Skill level

    Using your own ideas for developing, designing, or creating something new.

  19. Explaining things to people

    61% Skill level

    Helping people to understand and use information.

  20. Working with computers

    58% Skill level

    Using computers to program, write software, set up functions, enter data, or process information.

Occupational Information Network
O*NET is a trademark of the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.
The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 11-3031.01 - Treasurers and Controllers.

Learn about the daily activities, and physical and social demands faced by workers. Explore the values and work styles that workers rate as most important.

Filter Work Environment

Demands

The physical and social demands workers face most often are shown below.

  1. Indoors, heat controlled

    100% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  2. Electronic mail

    99% Important

    Use electronic mail.

  3. Telephone

    99% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  4. Face-to-face discussions

    99% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  5. Spend time sitting

    93% Important

    Spend time sitting at work.

  6. Being exact or accurate

    91% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  7. Freedom to make decisions

    89% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  8. Unstructured work

    88% Important

    Have freedom to decide on tasks, priorities, and goals.

  9. Teamwork

    87% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  10. Contact with people

    85% Important

    Have contact with people by telephone, face-to-face, or any other way.

  11. Impact of decisions

    85% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  12. Frequent decision making

    83% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  13. Letters and memos

    83% Important

    Write letters and memos.

  14. Time pressure

    83% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  15. Responsible for outcomes

    83% Important

    Take responsibility for the results of other people's work.

  16. Lead or coordinate a team

    79% Important

    Lead others to do work activities.

  17. Competition

    75% Important

    Compete with others, or be aware of competitive pressures.

  18. Repeating same tasks

    67% Important

    Repeat the same tasks or activities (e.g., key entry) over and over, without stopping.

  19. Contact with the public

    63% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

  20. Conflict situations

    61% Important

    Deal with conflict or disagreements.

Values

Work values are important to a person’s feeling of satisfaction. All six values are shown below.

  1. Working conditions

    83% Important

    Job security and good working conditions. There is usually a steady flow of interesting work, and the pay and conditions are generally good.

  2. Achievement

    81% Important

    Results oriented. Workers are able to use their strongest abilities, giving them a feeling of accomplishment.

  3. Independence

    81% Important

    Work alone and make decisions. Workers are able to try out their own ideas, make decisions on their own, and work with little or no supervision.

  4. Support

    76% Important

    Supportive management that stands behind employees. Workers are treated fairly by their company, they are supported by management, and have supervisors who train them well.

  5. Recognition

    71% Important

    Advancement and the potential to lead. Workers are recognised for the work that they do, they may give directions and instructions to others, and they are looked up to in their company and their community.

  6. Relationships

    57% Important

    Serve and work with others. Workers usually get along well with each other, do things to help other people, and are rarely pressured to do things that go against their sense of right and wrong.

Interests

Interests are the style or type of work we prefer to do. All interest areas are shown below.

  1. Administrative

    100% Important

    Following set procedures and routines. Working with numbers and details more than with ideas, usually following rules.

  2. Enterprising

    86% Important

    Starting up and carrying out projects. Leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes require risk taking and often deal with business.

  3. Analytical

    38% Important

    Ideas and thinking. Searching for facts and figuring out problems in your head.

  4. Helping

    38% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

  5. Practical

    24% Important

    Practical, hands-on work. Often with plants and animals, or materials like wood, tools, and machinery.

  6. Creative

    14% Important

    Working with forms, designs and patterns. Often need self-expression and can be done without following rules.

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The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 11-3031.01 - Treasurers and Controllers.
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